Leadership Development

George Washington University

Postgraduate Certificate
1825 USD/credit
1825 USD/credit
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The 18-credit graduate certificate program in Leadership Development offered by George Washington University enables students to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of group processes, adult learning, organizational diagnosis and consulting strategies.


Each course in the certificate program comes from the existing curriculum for the master’s degree in human resource development. Upon completion of the certificate, students may choose to continue in the master’s program, at which point they would be required to submit an application and meet entrance requirements. All coursework completed in the certificate will transfer into the master’s program.

The certificate requires completion of two core courses: foundations of human resource development and leadership in organizations, as well as four additional electives from within the program.

The graduate certificate in Leadership Development at George Washington University is offered in the following locations and formats:

  • GW's Foggy Bottom Campus: Classes meet once a week on weekday evenings;
  • GW's Hampton Roads Center: Classes meet on evenings and weekends;
  • GW's Ashburn, Va., Campus: Classes meet five times per year in a format that incorporates a global emphasis in human resource development. The program begins and ends at the Virginia Campus with classes alternating at affiliated sites in Asia, Europe and South America.
The Leadership Development program is offered at George Washington University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Human Resource Development
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Development and Diversity
  • Foundations of Curriculum Theory
  • Theories of Learning and Development
  • Foundations of Reading Development
  • Introduction to International Curricula

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18 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Prior academic records:Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words
  • Additional requirements: A resumé is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1825 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1825 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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